Submitted by dCme7rt.P_T on Fri, 2012-05-04 15:40
The Republic of Uganda became a signatory of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) on the 21st January, 1987. Article 9 of ICESCR requires State Parties to recognize the right of everyone to social security and social insurance. Pensions form part of social insurance programs because they pool risks with a view to pay a benefit to qualifying members as may be stated in some law or instrument creating the program.
Submitted by dCme7rt.P_T on Fri, 2012-05-04 15:18
The 21st century is being touted as Africa’s century. This is because since the beginning of this decade, African growth rates have finally exceeded those of the world in general- a very welcome and positive development. Since the mid 1990s, the percentage of the population living with less than US$1 per day and less than US$2 per day has declined. Between 2001 and 2008, growth in gross domestic product (GDP) on the continent averaged 5.9 percent annually. This growth was accompanied by significant flows of FDI into the region, leading to a near doubling of FDI stocks between 2003 and 2